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NPP Primaries: Nsawam-Adoagyiri Likely to Witness an Upset?

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On Saturday,  thousands of delegates will queue up to vote in the NPP Parliamentary Primaries nationwide.

The first set of primaries were done last year to determine Parliamentary Candidates in constituencies which NPP had no seat. This is what they refer by the term, barren constituencies.

Saturday’s primaries is going to be interesting since it involves  NPP MPs currently in parliament.

It means there will definitely be winners and losers. Losers might never return to parliament again.

And bearing in mind that some MPs have no professions or work experience, in case they lose, this is a “do and die” affair.

Though the NPP has managed to keep internal wranglings at the constituency level to the bearest minimum, there is so much interesting competitions and rivalries ongoing.

You can’t expect new entrants like Sheila Bartels, Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, Dr. Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor etc to face off  the likes of K.T Hammond and other old guns without drama.

Some of the old guns lobbied their way to stand unopposed.

The Nsawam-Adoagyiri primaries is dubbed “David Vs Goliath”, and rightly so.

The incumbent Frank Annoh-Dompreh (MP) who is seeking a third mandate is struggling to brush off the competition of his way younger challenger David Adu-Tutu Jnr, a 32 year old lawyer with immense track record.

Though technically not a stronghold, the NPP has held the Nsawam-Adoagyiri seat for 20 years. So there is the usual awareness that whoever wins the seat is bound to be in parliament next year.

The incumbent MP comes under strong criticisms for neglecting the people whenever  elections are over.

Some claim he doesn’t make himself accessible to the populace to know their wants and needs policy wise.

Some party executives have bemoaned his neglect of the party office and lack of plans to push for the capacity building of polling station executives.

Despite his seemingly reduced popularity, the MP has managed to secure job placement for some guys in the constituency mostly close to him.

His behaviour of alienating opposing views is a major factor of his dwindling popularity.

Despite all this , Mr. Annoh-Dompreh still commands respect from his peers in parliament.

What is not understandable is his seemingly unprepared for the challenge his opponent will throw to him.

The young lawyer affectionately called Lawyer JD has won the heart of the populace in the  Nsawam-Adoagyiri constituency.

His support base is mixed, from little kids, market women, the young professionals, old party veterans and even a bit of administration from the opposition NDC.

This makes him a potential vote magnet if given the mandate to run in the 2020 Elections.

To crown it all, his has laid down what he calls “achievable plans”, towards the good of the polling station executives.

Since the plans have stood the test of all propaganda.

In the last 2 months, the incumbent has been made to dance to the tune of his challenger by changing his style of campaign.

He has also taken steps to assist in the reopening of the defunct Nsawam-Astek, when he pushed.

Some roads in the community, which hitherto had been left, in the last month started seeing earthmoving machines.

Will all the last minute efforts win him some votes, or the delegates will heed to the populace.

It’s David and Goliath affair literally and figuratively.

Source: Ghanafeed.com

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You Can Run But You Cannot Hide – COP Kofi Boakye Warns Jamestown Bullion Van Robbers

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Head of Legal and Prosecutions at the Ghana Police Service headquarters Nathan Kofi Boakye, a Commissioner of Police (COP), has warned perpetrators of last Monday’s robbery at Adedenkpo near Jamestown that their time will be up “very very very soon”.

“I want to emphasise to the nation that very, very, very soon all those involved in this bullion robbery and especially those who committed it, they will be arrested very soon,” the former Ashanti Regional Police Commander stated.

“They can run and run and run but they cannot hide.”

COP Kofi Boakye gave this assurance on Friday, June 18 when 320 new recruits of the Service passed out in the Ashanti Region at the Regional Police Training School in Kumasi.

He said the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has put in “innovative” strategies to help combat the menace that currently confronts the nation.

He also called on the new recruits to start nosing around for information that will help in arresting Monday’s criminals.

“It is incumbent on all of us including you – the new recruits – to help us achieve this objective, starting from now and you have a duty of arresting these criminals who killed one of us.

“This is non-negotiable and we cannot compromise on the need to arrest these criminals.”

Monday’s attack on a bullion van left the police officer on escort duty, Lance Corporal Emmanuel Osei, dead and a by-stander, Efia Badu, also hit by a stray bullet.

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Mahama’s Aide Gives Birth To Triplets

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Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Special aide to former President John Mahama, has reportedly delivered a set of triplets.

The lawyer has been outside public scrutiny for a while now, after the conclusion of the 2020 Election Petition.

Madam Mogtari is married to Hudu Mogtari, a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).

This set of triplets brings her number of children to 4, having already birthed a son.

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Kufuor And Akufo-Addo Wanted To Jail Me At All Cost – Tsatsu Tsikata

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Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has revealed that former president John Agyekum Kufuor and then Attorney General in 2002, Akufo-Addo were determined to put him behind bars at all cost.

In an interview on TV3, Mr Tsikata said the trial judge, Justice Henrietta Abban “had been adjourning because she had said if she didn’t do that there will be a mistrial.

“She did indicate that if she did not wait for the Supreme Court and the Court of appeal there will be a mistrial. In spite of all that she still went ahead to pronounce judgement on that day. You can’t really make head and tail of that in purely legal terms. The lesson I am trying to draw is this, we will want to have confidence in the judicial system. We want to have confidence that when you go to court the decisions will be based on law and the facts.

“But we also have to recognize that unfortunately that does not always happen. There are other factors that influence the course of justice including the factors political pressure being brought to bear on judges to come to a certain decision at all cost.

“In my case there was no question about the fact that the political pressure from right up to the president level, the Attorney General at that time now President Akufo-Addo, President Kufuor. They were determined that I would have to go to jail.

“That determination seemed to be based on the wish to demonstrate that certain things had not been done right under President Rawlings in the past.”

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